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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 29 NOVEMBER 2016 NO 17

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No. 17

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

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TUESDAY, 29TH NOVEMBER 2016

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

Budha - Masara

Bunjira R

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chibagu G

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikuni E

Chikwama B

Chimanikire G

Chimwamurombe A

Chinamasa P

Chinanzvavana C

Chinotimba J

Chiota P C

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chivamba K

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Damasane S A.E;

Dhewa  W

Dutiro P.

Dube S

Gangarahwe G.

Gava M

Gezi T

Goche N

Gonese I.T

Gumbo S

Gwanetsa K K

Guzha N.K.

Haritatos P

Hlongwane M

Holder J

Hungwa  G

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kagonye P

Kanhanga E W

Karoro D

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Khanye N

Langa A

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Maduza T.

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzinga P

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makari Z.

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mangwende S

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashange W

Mashonganyika D

Masiya D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Mataruse P

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matsunga S.

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mawere M D V

Mawere M RN S

Mguni N.

Mhere E

Mhlanga N J

Misihairambwi P M

Mkandla M

Mlilo N.

Mombeshora D T

Mpala M.

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu R

Mpofu S

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudzuri E

Mudyiwa M.

Mufunga A

Mugidho M.

Munochinzwa M

Musabayana D.

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Munochinzwa M.

Mupereri V.

Mupfumi I F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musundire A L

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P C

Muzenda T M

Muzondiwa E S

Ncube D M

Ncube G M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ncube S

Ndebele A

Ndhlovu Alice

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Nduna D

 Nguni S R

Nhambu B.

Nhema C F.D.;

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo Mail

Nkomo Malachi

Nleya L

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyere C

Nyoni S G G

Paradza K

Pedzisai I

Phiri F P

Porusingazi E

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Shamu W K

Shava J.

Shongedza E

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Tarusenga U  D

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tongofa M

Tshuma B

Tshuma D

Tshuma J.

Tsomondo C

Uta K.

Vutete M

Wadyajena J M

Watson N J

Zemura L

Zhanda P T

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

 

In attendance in terms of Section 138 (2) and (3) and Section 104 (3) of the Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

Absent with leave

Hon Cross; Hon Chidhakwa S.; Hon Sansole; Hon Sibanda K; Hon Musvaire; Hon Khupe; Hon Bhebhe A.; Hon Mukupe; Hon Gumbo E.; Hon Khumalo M.; Hon Mukandui; Hon Mangami; Hon Sibanda P.D.; Hon Sibanda D.;

 

  1. The Acting Speaker drew the attention of the House to an error on the Order Paper whereby Order of the Day No.1 should be Committee instead of Second Reading of the Land Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2016).

 

  1. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development presented a Bill to amend the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:15] (No. 5 of 1999) to enable the Reserve Bank, with the leave of the Minister responsible for finance to issue “bond notes” exchangeable at par value with the United States dollar, on the same basis that it previously issued bond coins – Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill (H.B. 12, 2016).

 

Bill read the first time. Referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee.

 

  1. The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement moved: That Order of the Day No.1 for today stand over until Order No. 26 has been disposed of. 

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Finance and Economic Development moved: That Order of the Day No. 2 for today  stand over until Order No. 26 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential speech. (Adjourned 20th October 2016 – Hon. Rungani)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 25 minutes]

 

Question again proposed:  That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows:-

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

            We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.- Hon. Nyamupinga

 

            On the motion of the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

6.       The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 4 and 5 stand over until Order of the Day No. 26 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

7.      Hon. Gonese, seconded by Hon. Mpariwa, moved: That this House:-

 

NOTING the unanimous adoption of the SADC Model Law on eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Those Already in Marriage at the SADC PF in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 3rd of June 2016,

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Model Law addresses all the issues and matters related to and incidental to rights and concepts relating to the Child,

prohibition of child betrothal and marriage, as well as measures and interventions to mitigating the effects of child marriage, offences and enforcement;

 

RECOGNISING that the Draft Model Law can be adopted with minimal changes to constitute a holistic, comprehensive and all –embracing legislation dealing with the subject matter,

 

DESIROUS that child marriages must be ended as a matter of urgency.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to forthwith introduce this Model Law to Parliament so that it becomes part of Zimbabwean law with suitable changes.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

8.      On the motion of the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development: The House adjourned at half past four  o’clock pm.

 

 

 

HON. W. MUTOMBA

Acting Speaker.

 

WEDNESDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, 2016

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

t    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*           QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Mavenyengwa: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state when the ministry is going to connect electricity in the following areas in Zaka District:

 

a.       Mukwirimba Primary School;

b.      Mandlore Primary School;

c.       Chivata Primary School;

d.      Chivata Secondary School and

e.       Madhlomo Clinic.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

 

*2.       Hon. Cross: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House:

 

(a)    How many pre-paid electricity meters have been installed in homes and business premises throughout Zimbabwe ever since the programme began.

 

(b)   To detail how many prepaid meters have malfunctioned since installation and what ZESA is doing to repair or replace such meters and when the programme would commence.

 

(c)    To detail the guarantee that was issued by the manufacturer or supplier and to state whether those obligations are being met, and if not, to explain why. That is the case.

 

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

 

*3.       Hon Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the Ministry would restore power at Domborutinhira Business Center in Ward 19 of Mutasa District where the transformer was struck by lightning in February 2015, thereby affecting the business operations  especially the butcheries and bottle stores.

 

*4.       Hon Bhebhe A.:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House;

 

a)      Why the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has not connected power Supplies to Mbuma Mission in the Nkayi District in view of the fact that the power lines were constructed more than five and a half years back.

 

b)      When the power line poles to Mbuma Hospital which fell more than four years back have not been attended to despite the fact that the authorities have been informed of the incident.    

 

*5.       Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the Ministry is going to electrify the Hlalani Kuhle houses in Dete under Hwange Rural District Council.

 

*6.       Hon Saruwaka:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to inform the House when the Ministry would restore power at Domborutinhira Business Center in Ward 19 of Mutasa District where the transformer was struck by lightning in February 2015, thereby affecting the business operations  especially the butcheries and bottle stores.

 

 

 

 

*7.       Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House on the following:

 

a)      The number of viral load testing machines that are available in public health institutions; and;

 

b)      The number of viral load testing machines are functioning and the reasons for some of the machines that are not functioning.

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

 

*8.       Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to provide this House with the list of public health institutions that have viral load machines in each           province.

[Deferred on 19th October 2016]

*9.       Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House on the Ministry’s position with regards to faith healers who claim that they can treat HIV and advise people living with HIV to stop taking ARVs.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016]

*10.     Hon. Mangami:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain the Ministry’s position on the provisions of universal access to viral load based treatment.

[Deferred on 19th October, 2016] 

 

*11.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of the Health and Child Care to apprise the House on the following:

 

a)      When Siakobvu Hospital would be assigned a medical doctor;

b)      When the X – ray machines and surgical equipment would be restored at Siakobvu Hospital

c)      What fuel allocation is supposed to be given to Siakobvu Hospital for transferring patience to referral centres.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*12.     Hon Masiya:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House the current status of Masivande Clinic and when the Ministry is going to deploy nurses.

 

 

*13.     Hon Chimanikire:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to give a report on how many clinics have been constructed to date and what their distribution is countrywide, considering that in 2013 the Minister stated that the Ministry was going to build 1400 clinics in 5 years.

 

*14.     Hon Chimanikire:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care

a)      To state the current doctor to patient ratio in Zimbabwe;

b)      what would be the ideal ratio and;

c)      What steps is the Government taking to improve on the Doctor to Patient Ratio.

 

*15.     Hon Chimanikire:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state the number of trained graduate nurses who are currently unemployed  in Zimbabwe and what remedial action the ministry is taking to ensure that the training programmes are of economic value.  

 

*16.     Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care when the Ministry is going to build a clinic in Kasibo village in Hwange East Constituency where people travel between 30 to 45 km to the nearest clinic which is Mwemba clinic.

 

*17.     Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to inform the House whether the Ministry is going to build a clinic in Sianyama Village. Mabale Ward in Hwange East Constituency where people walk a distance of 8 to km to the nearest clinic which is Lupote Clinic.

 

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*18.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to:

a)      State the long term plan for the upgrading of Karoi – Binga Road.

b)      State when Shangano Bridge on the Siakobvu to Chalala Road which was washed away by rains in 2013, will be reconstructed

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*19.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state how much money was allocated by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration for the following roads in Kariba;

a)      Mahande, Gachegache to Kariba Road

b)      Mola Jongola to Mukuyu Road and

c)      Siakobvu Negande Road

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*20.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development what the Ministry is doing to complete the road to Kadoma Vehicle Inspection Department and parking area in view of the fact that it is currently in bad state.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*21.     Hon Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain to the House why there are no informative road signs with contact emergency numbers for the police, fire and ambulance services  so as to assist motorists who may require their services in times of distress.

 

*22.     Hon Masuku: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to inform the House when the Ministry is going to install Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) and also conduct computerised test examinations for learner drivers as a way of curbing corruption at the Bulawayo Vehicle Inspection Department (V.I.D)

 

*23.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to provide the House with the summary of Revenue that has been collected by the provinces over the first 6 months of the year 2016 and to state the projects undertaken using that revenue during that period.

 

*24.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to provide the house with details on Contract Toll Gates in Zimbabwe and explain how much has been paid to the contractors and in what form and how much Zimbabwe owes to the contractors.

 

*25.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain to the House the policy that has been put in place by the ministry as a measure to pay salary arrears to NRZ workers and when should the workers should expect full payment of their salaries.

 

*26.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain to the House the financial Status of the NRZ Pension Fund.

 

*27.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to explain the following to the House:

 

a)      The International Management Policy used to manage Lake Kariba between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

b)      Why residents in Kariba Town are denied their right to do gillnet fishing along Lake Kariba from Charara Estate, the Leisure bay and Chawara Habour;

c)       Why Zimbabweans are not allowed to use twine nets on the lake when Zambians are allowed.     

 

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

*28.     Hon. Mavenyengwa:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate the government policy regarding the weather forecast of tourist resource areas on the state television and explain why the Great Zimbabwe Monuments which is a tourist attraction in Masvingo is not featuring on the weather forecast bulletin.

                                                                       

  [Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

                                                                                             

*29.     Hon. Sibanda P.D.:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state whether the Ministry has a policy to compensate the people who were displaced from the Zambezi Valley during the period 1955  - 1958 to pave way for the construction of  Kariba Dam.

 

                                                                        [Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*30.     Hon Chimanikire:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to inform the House on the measures that the Ministry is taking to create Wildlife Sanctuaries in resettled farms that have been vandalized by poachers in areas such as Mashonaland Central.

 

*31.     Hon Chimanikire:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to give a summary of the benefits to villagers from the campfire policy in the first six months of 2016 province by province.

 

 

*32.     Hon. Mackenzie:  To ask the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development to state how much money from the National Women’s Development Fund was allocated to the women of Kariba especially the underprivileged rural women in Kariba.

 

 

                                                         [Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*33.     Hon. Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the house what the Ministry is doing to assist former employees of Wenela in South Africa to access their terminal benefits and pension.

 

                                                        

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*34.     Hon Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services how the Ministry hopes to acquire results based management in view of the absence of the job evaluation awareness in the Public Service.

 

*35.     Hon Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare why some individuals are allowed to have contracts of employment in the service of the Government, as is the case with Rita Makarau the Secretary for Judicial Services Commission who is also the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

 

*36.     Hon Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare to state the allocation for BEAM in 2015 and to further state how much was released per province, giving detailed numbers of girls who benefited per each province.  

 

 

*37.     Hon. Chibaya:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain why the Ministry is still administering the affairs of the City of Gweru through a Commission in view of the fact that its legal mandate has expired.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*38.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to indicate when the Ministry would handover to beneficiaries, the houses built under National Housing Programme in 1996 in Kadoma.

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

*39.     Hon. Phiri: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state the measures the Ministry has put in place to counter the abuse by councillors in the allocation of stands on stand land.

 

[Deferred on 23rd November, 2016]

 

*40.     Hon Masuku:  To ask the Ministry of Local Government Public Works and National Housing to inform the House why it is not authorising the Bulawayo City Council to recruit more fire fighters and ambulances technicians in view of the overwhelming number of calls from clients who need such services since their timely responses would serve more lives and property.

 

*41.     Hon Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing what plans the Government has to provide a lasting solutions to the water challenges facing the city of Bulawayo.

 

 

*42.     Hon. Phiri:  To ask the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to state the plans that are in place to construct a college in Kadoma.

 

 

*43.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to inform the House when the broadband television signals would be available in the areas between Runde and Limpopo Rivers in Chiredzi District of Masvingo in view of the fact that the communities in those areas are relying on signals received from Mozambique and Republic of South Africa.

 

*44.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa:  To ask the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services to state when communication boosters would be installed in the Sengwe Communal areas between Mwenezi and Limpopo Rivers to alleviate communication challenges.

 

*45.     Hon Masuku:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House whether the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have night patrol vehicles.

 

*46.     Hon Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs what the Government is doing to curb the rampant use of marchets which has resulted in rising murder and assault cases in mining areas in the Midlands Province, especially in Silobela and Kwekwe.

 

*47.     Hon Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Home Affairs whether he is aware that commuter omnibus drivers are now paying protection fees to the traffic officers in order to avert sport fines.

 

 

*48.     Hon Masuku P.:  To ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation to explain to the House the Ministry’s practical strategy to bring sport to grass root level, particularly in the Nketa Constituency.

 

*49.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation to inform the House policy measures that have been put in place by the Ministry to ensure that Zimbabwe can partner with Regional neighbours, considering that the New FIFA President is advocating for 2 or more countries to host the World Cup Jointly.

 

*50.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation what the Government policy is on Junior Soccer Development and to explain the state of junior academies.

 

 

*51.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Sport and Recreation to explain what the Ministry is doing to provide soccer grounds and recreational facilities in Southern Suburbs in the Southerton Constituency.

 

*52.     Hon Masuku:  To ask the Vice President and Leader of the House why the prerogative to appoint Board Members is assigned to an individual Minister, instead of Parliament as this would be a way of curbing corruption.

 

*53.     Hon Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain to the House in detail the cabinet decision that large scale mines should cede claims that are not being mined to small scale miners, and if this policy also applies to government owned mines, for example Jena and Sabi Mines which are owned by the Government.

 

*54.     Hon Mpofu M.M.:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development what  the Government policy is on closed mines which used to produce good quality gold during their operations for example Mali green which used to produce 45 to 50kg of Gold per month and Dundrum Mine which produced 80kg of gold in three days.

 

*55. Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mineral Development to inform the House the number of Government projects conducted by ZMDC and to explain the contributions they have made to the FISCUS in 2016.

 

 

 

*56. Hon Masiya:  To ask the Minister of Land and Rural Resettlement to furnish the House with the schedule of the names of people whose allocation of sugar plots were cancelled in the Hippo Valley and Triangle. Estate owned by Tongaat Hullets.  The schedule should include the following details.

 

a)      Full Names

b)      Date of Birth

c)      Identity Number

d)     Address

e)      Sex

f)       Allocated plot number

g)      Status of beneficiary

h)      Marital Status

 

*57. Hon Masiya:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to provide the names of those who are not vacating the plots and to state why the Ministry is not involving the police.

 

*58. Hon Masiya:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to inform the House why the Land Office in Chiredzi district was continuing to allocate farms to the people and yet the Head Office has been informing the nation of the cancellation of offer letters.

 

*59. Hon Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Youths Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment whether the Government has plans to establish a Youth centre at Chiwetu Training Centre in Makoni West Rusape.

 

*60. Hon Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Women Affairs Gender and Community

        Development, to inform the House whether there are plans to assist women involved

        in mining who are facing challenges of exorbitant prices in securing those claims.

       

*61.     Hon Chitura:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to inform the House the plans that the Ministry has to build decent accommodation for prison officers especially in satellite prisons like Nyazura.

 

*62.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to provide a clear definition of the Pension Deductions for Parliamentarians and give the benefits on retirement from Parliament.

 

*63.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain the Government policy on funeral assistance when a Member of Parliament pass away.

 

*64.     Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture and Heritage the period one should wait for title deeds after the ownership process is completed.

 

*65.     Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Rural Development of Preservation of Culture and Heritage to inform the House the period it takes for one to get title deeds after the ownership process has been completed, in view of the fact that 385 houses in Dete under the Hwange Rural District, in the Hwange East Constituency got Phase 1 ownership in March 2006 and Phase 2 in March 2007 but are still yet to be given title deeds.

 

*66.     Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce that in view of the facts and findings from the management of Industrial Development cooperation in Hole Investment in Dete, what are the corrective measures taken by the Ministry to make the work place conducive to the workers in terms of the Labour Act.

 

*67.     Hon Mkandla:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain to the House why the Industrial Development cooperation in Dete Hwange East Constituency is not considering the revamping of the management and administration of the ceramic division and pave way for new personnel with new ideas for the welfare of the workers and benefit of the community.

 

*68.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality the policy measures that has been put in place by the Ministry to promote domestic tourism and explain whether domestic tourism has improved in 2016.

 

*69.     Hon Chimanikire: To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality to inform the House whether Zimbabwe hotel room rates vis a vis the SADC Trend on hotel rates are comparable or competitive.

 

*70.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa: To ask the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to inform the House when the broadband television signals would be available in the areas between Runde and Limpopo Rivers in Chiredzi District of Masvingo in view of the fact that the communities in those areas are relying on signals received from Mozambique and Republic of South Africa.

 

*71.     Hon General Rtd Gwanetsa:  To ask the Minister of Information, Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services to state when communication boosters would be installed in the Sengwe Communal areas between Mwenezi and Limpopo Rivers to alleviate communication challenges.

 

*72.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the in place to curb the proliferation of the black market which is likely to emerge as a result of the introduction of the bond notes.

 

*73.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain to the House the  contingent strategies for attracting deposit in the financial sector to encourage banking of money by the informal sector.

 

*74.     Hon Mahiya:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain to the House the mechanisms put in place to alert the farmers in the event that the Grain Marketing Board discovers that some farmers would have submitted wrong or inadequate banking details for the payment of their deliveries to be affected.

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.       Hon  Kwaramba

Hon Tarusenga

 

That the motion on the Second Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare on the working conditions at the Hwange Colliery Company Limited, National Railways of Zimbabwe and Dete Refractories which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

2.       HON  KWARAMBA

Hon Mpariwa

 

That the motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service Labour and Social Welfare on the Administration of the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) (S. C. 2, 2016) which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Dr. Chimedza

Hon D.P. Sibanda

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care on the Deployment, Roles and Responsibilities of the Village Health Workers / City Health Promoters in the provision of Primary Health Care in Zimbabwe (S.C. 21, 2016)

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Musanhi

 

That the motion on the  Third  Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of Air Zimbabwe which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Mudzuri

 

That the motion on the First Report of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on Causes of Road Carnage (S.C. 1, 2014) which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Malaba

 

That the motion on the  Second  Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of National Railways of Zimbabwe which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

7.      Hon Muderedzwa

             Hon  Chimanikire

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on  Defence, Home Affairs  and Security  Services on Service Delivery by the Registrar General’s Department (S.C. 18, 2016

 

 

8.      Hon. Mandipaka

 Hon. Muderedzwa

 

That this House-

 

             AWARE that Zimbabwe is a peace loving nation;

 

DISTURBED by recent acts of violence and terror on innocent people by some political parties;

            

             WORRIED by vicious attacks on police officers and security agents; 

 

CONCERNED by the looting and destruction of property and infrastructure in Greater Harare;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon Parliament to resolve to:

 

a)      Strongly condemn political parties perpetrating acts of violence on our nation.

b)      Calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe Republic Police to arrest all those rowdy youths involved in acts of violence and to facilitate their prosecution;

c)      Asks the Minister of Home Affairs to make a statement on the state of affairs with regards to recent political violence and to assure the nation of its safety

and security.

 

  1. Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga

            Hon. Toffa

 

            That this House -

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 18 of the Constitution provides for regional equality and states “The state must promote the fair representation of all Zimbabwe’s regions in all institutions and agencies of government at every level;

 

FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGING that Section 17 provides that “The State must promote full gender balance in Zimbabwean society, and in particular the state must promote the full participation of women in all spheres of Zimbabwean society on the basis of equality with men;

 

NOTING that both Section 18 and Section 17 place obligations on the state to take specific measures to rectify both regional and gender imbalances in society;

 

CONCERNED that the process of identifying providers of government services and government tenders are violating Section 17 and Section 18;

 

            NOW THEREFORE resolves to call upon the Executive to ensure that:

 

a)      All processes of identifying providers of services to government are conducted in a transparent and accountable manner.

b)      Awarding of government and parastatal tenders promotes fair regional representation; and

c)      A 30% quota of all government tenders are reserved for women.

 

10.  Hon Chamisa

Hon. Gonese

 

            That this House-

 

            NOTING that it has been exactly one year since the disappearance of Itai Dzamara;

 

            CONSIDERING that the Minister of Home Affairs was ordered to give monthly reports on progress;

 

            PERTURBED that the Government has not been updating the Nation on progress;

 

            COGNISANT of the citizen’s constitutional right and the importance of strengthening the constitutionalism, human rights and consolidation of democracy;

 

ACKNOWLEDGES the existence of the International Convention on the Protection from Enforced Disappearances as an international human rights instrument.

 

NOW THEREFORE, Parliament calls upon the Government to:

 

(a)       Bring finality and closure to investigations leaving no stones unturned;

 

(b)   Chip in on the social welfare and support to the Dzamara family, particularly the wife and children as restorative and rehabilitative measures;

 

(c)   Guarantee non repetition of such occurrences and giving assurance in the protection to the right to demonstrate and petition; and

 

(d)   Ensure all perpetrators of politically motivated violence are prosecuted 

      and that victims receive restorative and rehabilitative justice.

 

11.  Hon Chamisa

Hon. Sibanda D.P.

 

That this House:

 

NOTING the disturbing images and video footage of men and women in police    uniform beating up innocent civilians 

 

AWARE that the Police Charter rests on the settled principle of pro lege, pro patria,        pro populi (for the law, for the country, for the people)

 

WORRIED by the recent behavior and conduct of certain Police details in their    handling and beating up of demonstrating and peace loving citizens.

 

CONCERNED with human rights abuses and rule by law instead rule of law, as instigated by certain police officers or persons masquerading as Police;

 

PERTUBED that the Minister responsible for the Police or the Commissioner General have not made efforts to censure or discipline the perpetrators who violated the National Constitution.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the bad behavior of a few bad apples among the Police are creating animosity between citizens (people of Zimbabwe) and the Police

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that His Excellency President Mugabe has publicly condemned the public who were exercising their rights without correspondingly condemning the          Police for their abuse of citizen rights and that of the Constitution

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Home Affairs to:

 

(a)    Investigate the conduct of the Police and report to the Parliament

(b)   Issue a public apology over the untoward conduct of some of the Police Officers

(c)    Immediately implement a training of Police on human rights as part of their curriculum in terms of the Constitution.

(d)   Put in place an act of Parliament setting up an Independent Complaints Mechanism for members of the public as contemplated by Section 210 of the National Constitution; and

 

That Parliament sets up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate into the conduct of such officers.

 

12.  Hon Masara

Hon Maondera

 

That this House:

 

DISTURBED by the fact that the rural livelihoods assessment indicated approximately 16% of the rural population is projected to be food insecure for the period of January to March 2016.

 

WORRIED by the fact that the nation continues to be food insecure yet small grains exhibit the potential to boost food security given their drought – tolerant nature in the event of erratic rains;

 

FURTHER WORRIED by the failure as a nation, to come up with a deliberate policy on small grains and a national strategy in recognizing the potential of small grains in achieving food security;

 

CONSCIOUS that the government has a Constitutional duty (Section 15 (c)) to encourage and promote adequate and proper nutrition through mass education and other appropriate means;

 

NOW THEREFORE, this House calls upon the Executive;

 

(a)  To immediately set in motion the crafting of a comprehensive National Small Grains Policy buttressed by a National Strategy on small grains;

 

(b)  To provide innovative solutions in addressing challenges in the entire value chain within the policy

 

(c)  To extensively address the issue of seed unavailability and improved research on new seed varieties for small grains.

 

(c)    To review the “Seed Act” and bring to Parliament to approve for ratification of COMESA Seed Trade Harmonisation Regulations in order to open up new opportunities to small grain farmers.

 

 

13.  Hon Holder

Hon Ruvai

 

That this House:

 

RECALLING that the Shabani – Mashava Mines (SMM) closed more than 15 year ago and prejudiced over two thousand employees due to non-payment of salaries and wages, poor service delivery as well as deteriorating living standards as a result of poor maintenance of basic facilities such as sanitation, sewer and water reticulation system, roads and infrastructure among others;

 

NOTING that the credit status of the company has been getting worse since the closure of the mine;

 

COGNISANT that the company was a big contributor to the economy and that it is deteriorating;

 

CONCERNED at the consequences of not been reopened

 

WORRIED that the workers may never get what is due to them and also that the prospects of the re – opening of the mine may never dawn;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, this House resolves that:

 

a)      Through the government a Board be set to run the affairs of the Mines through a properly structured administration.

 

b)      The Board secures a new investor to resuscitate the Mines be brought into the fray in line with dictates of the ZIMASSET Blueprint.

 

c)      The welfare of the Mining community and the workers of these mines be improved.

 

d)     The flagship of the town be raised.

 

  1. Hon Ndebele

Hon Maridadi

 

That this House –

 

NOTING that the process of digital migration as outlined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has surgically changed and transformed the broadcasting industry in terms of the spectrum size and management in Zimbabwe;

           

CONCERNED that the current legislation is inadequate in its scope in addressing emerging issues resulting from this process;

 

ALSO NOTING that the Ministry of Information Media and Broadcasting has conceded and acknowledged that the Broadcasting Services Act and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act need to be amended in line with the emerging trends born out of the digital migration process and the dynamics of listenership and readership of the media products;

 

DISTURBED that despite the  provisions of the Broadcasting Services Act in  Section 61(3) which guarantee freedom of establishment of broadcasting media subject to licensing conditions that are necessary, Zimbabwe still does not have the 3-tier broadcasting system fourteen  years after the promulgation of the Act;

 

COGNISANT that the many community broadcasters are eagerly expecting invitations for license applications as evidenced by the existence of different local communities that have been awaiting that development;

 

WORRIED that Section 10 of the Act is prohibitive as it gives discretional powers to decide when to call for licenses without necessary safeguards to curb abuses that may be detrimental to some classes of licenses as is currently the case with community broadcasters;

 

AWARE that the Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013) provides for freedom of Expression, the media; and the right of access to information under section 62,

Hence the need for the revision of legislation that regulates broadcasting;

 

CONCERNED that under the Act the appointment process of the BAZ Board undermines best practices and requirement that State Licensing Authority and procedures should be independent of control by government, political or commercial interests.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that the appointment procedures and processes under the Broadcasting Services Act are not sufficiently transparent to guarantee the independence of BAZ Board and its decisions.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon

 

a)      The Executive to urgently table a Bill to comprehensively amend or repeal the Act,

b)       Facilitate public to  participation in the processes as  a key benchmark outlined in regional and international instruments on broadcasting:

c)      Clearly state what percentage of the broadcasting fund goes to local

 content production.

 

15.  Hon Musundire

Hon Maridadi

 

That the motion on Direct Investment, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 723

 

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Labode

 

That the motion on the prohibitive cost of blood in both public and private hospitals, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Hon Nduna

Hon Mpofu R

 

That the motion on the Mainstreaming Disability, which was superseded by the end of the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 73.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Draft SADC Model Law (Adjourned 29th November 2016 – The Minister of

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House –

 

 

NOTING the unanimous adoption of the SADC Model Law on eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Those Already in Marriage at the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC PF in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 3rd of June 2016;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Model Law addresses all the issues and matters related to and incidental to rights and concepts relating to the Child, prohibition of child betrothal and marriage, as well as measures and interventions to mitigating the effects of child marriage, offences and enforcement;

 

 

RECOGNISING that the Draft Model Law can be adopted with minimal changes to constitute a holistic, comprehensive and all –embracing legislation dealing with the subject matter,

 

DESIROUS that child marriages must be ended as a matter of urgency.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to forthwith introduce this Model Law to Parliament so that it becomes part of Zimbabwean law with suitable changes.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on    

     Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange-Zimunya    

Community Share Ownership Trust. (Adjourned 24th October, 2016 – Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment on Marange- Zimunya Community Share Ownership Trust (S.C. 22, 2016). – Hon Wadyajena.

 

20.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

     Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development on the Operational     

      Environment and Economic Contributions of small and Medium Enterprises and    

the Informal Sector in Zimbabwe  (Restored 25th October , 2016 – Hon Mangami).

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the  First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development on the Operational Environment and Economic Contributions of small and Medium Enterprises and the Informal Sector in Zimbabwe (S.C  9,  2016) – Hon Mangami

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on Biotechnology (Adjourned 18th October, 2016 – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development ).

 

[Days elapsed: 18]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development on Harnessing Biotechnology for Socio-Economic Development. (S. C. 1, 2016) - Hon. Dr. Mataruse.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Activism against gender-based violence campaign. (Adjourned 24th November, 2016 – Hon. Matuke).

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed:  

That this House:

 

NOTING that the 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that in 2016 the ‘Unite Campaign’ strongly emphasizes the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

RECOGNIZING that this year’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World, Make education Accessible and Affordable for Women and Girls and end Violence against Women and Girls”

           

CONCERNED that violence against women and girls happens 365 days and yet this campaign is for 16 days, from 25 November to 10 December.

 

 

NOW THEREFORE, this August House calls upon

 

a)      The Ministry of Women Affairs and Women’s Organisations to campaign throughout the whole year and advocate for ending violence against women and girls.  They must not limit the campaign to 16 days.

b)      The government to make sure that Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development is funded to fulfil these goals.- Hon Khupe

 

 

  1. committee : Land Commission Bill (H.B.2, 2016), - The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement

(See Notice of Amendments)

 

 

24.  Committee: To resume on consideration of an adverse report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 86 of 2016: Plumtree Town Council (Clamping and Tow away By- Laws published in the Gazette during the month of September 2016  progress reported 20th October 2016) - Hon. Samkange.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential speech. (Adjourned 29th November 2016 – The Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 38 minutes]

 

Question proposed:  That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows:-

 

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

            We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.- Hon. Nyamupinga

 

 

26.  Committee of Supply.

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Land Commission Bill, 2016 (H B 2, 2016)

amendment of Clause 7 (rEPORTS OF cOMMISSION)

BY THE MINISTER OF LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT

On page 11 of the Bill, insert at the end of subclause (1) the following words in line 6 “in accordance with section 323 of the Constitution”:

 

amendment of Clause 14 (PROCEEDINGS AFTER AUDIT OR INVESTIGATION)

BY THE MINISTER OF LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT

On page 14 of the Bill, in subclause (1), delete in lines 24 and 35 the words “the Commission is of the opinion that” and substitute “the Commission considers that”.

On page 14 of the Bill, in subclause (1), delete from line 40 the words “the Commission shall report its opinion, together with its reasons” and substitute “the Commission shall report its findings”.

amendment of Clause 61 (appeals)

BY THE MINISTER OF LANDS, LAND REFORM AND RESETTLEMENT

On page 41 of the Bill, in the proviso to subclause (3), delete in lines 37 and 38 the words “, and such opinion shall (subject to subsection (5)) be conclusive of the question of law”.

On page 41 of the Bill, delete subclause (4) between lines 39 and 41 and substitute the following subclause:

“(4)  An aggrieved party may seek judicial review of any decision of the Minister on an appeal affecting him or her.”

 

NEW CLAUSE INSERTED AFTER CLAUSE 62

BY THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

On page 42 of the Bill, insert after clause 62 the following clause, the subsequent clauses 63, 64, 65 and 66 becoming clauses 64, 65, 66 and 67 respectively:

63   Purported alienation of gazetted or other State land

A person who purports, otherwise than in accordance with the express terms of a lease or permit, or without the written authorisation or consent of the acquiring authority, to allocate, allot, distribute, transfer, apportion, assign, subdivide, distribute, sell, dispose of, donate or otherwise alienate any Gazetted or other State land, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level seven in respect of each identifiable piece or portion of such land thus unlawfully dealt with, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.”

 

 

 

 

 

By HON. RUVAI

 

 

 Amendment to CLAUSE 8

 

On page 11 of the Bill, line 33, delete the words “not less than fourteen days”.

 

 

Amendment to CLAUSE 24

 

On page 18 of the Bill―

(a)    line 3 delete the heading “Applications for leases referred to Commission” and substitute “Applications for offer letters, leases, deeds of grant and permits referred to Commission”;  and

(b)   line 4 delete the word “lease” and substitute “offer letter, lease, deed of grant and permit”;

(c)    lines 8 and 9 delete “Provided that nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring the Minister to comply with a recommendation or report of the Commission in relation to an application.”.

 

 

Amendment to CLAUSE 54

 

On page 38 of the Bill, delete sub-clause 3 of section 54

 

 

 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

1.      National Competitiveness Commission Bill (H.B. 6, 2016)The Minister of Industry and Commerce – (Referred 18th October 2016).

 

2.      Deeds Registries Amendment Bill (H.B. 3, 2016)  - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs- (Referred 15th November 2016)  

 

3.      Judicial Laws Amendment (Ease of Settling Commercial and Other Disputes) Bill (H.B. 4, 2016) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – (Referred 15th November 2016)  

 

4.      Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Bill (H.B. 5, 2016) - The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 16th November 2016)

 

5.      ZEP – RE (Membership of Zimbabwe and Branch Office Agreement Bill (H.B. 9, 2016) -  The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 16th November 2016)

 

  1. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Bill (H.B. 12, 2016) – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development – (Referred 29th November 2016)  

 

 

 

 

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